GI JOE THE MOVIE
Our grandparents remember the line of 12″ dolls kung-fu grip, providing male alternative to Barbie, our parents grew up with the high sterilized goofy cartoon with the 3 1/4″ action figures, as a kid we still remember the pop-culture “Go Joe” and “knowing is Half the Battle.”
And now a live action film based on the popular animated series 25 years ago.. G.I. Joe!, but the question remains “what are they going to look like, the characters & kickass vehicles? whats the story? Is this movie will be a modern telling of the “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” storyline like the Joe’s we grew up with?
I’ve read some articles on the film according to Brian Goldner the chief operating officer at Hasbro, which introduced G.I Joe in 1964 and executive producer on the “Transformers” movie said
“For fans, they’re really going to love this, because we take them on a journey… We have to go through the first chapter and then build from there.”
“G.I. JOE has gone into filming this past few week, with a great cast and tremendous story all based on the comics and the animation”
Musical to the ears of long time fans of G.I Joe, Goldner also focuses on the origins of Cobra, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Duke & Baroness. We may all know the story from patriotism to the Arashikage [ninja clan where Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow came from], but Goldner added that they need to built up the story and tell the origins.
“I don’t think you’d see this movie as wacky,” he promised, alluding to some of the more eccentric characters from the cartoon show. “I think you’re going to see this movie as being inspirational for younger kids and totally in the sweet spot for the guys who grew up on G.I. Joe.” said Goldner
In August 2009, we will the live action explosive “G.I. Joe”. In the Mean time G.I. Joe continues to shoot all over the world…
It’s been three summers since we’ve seen the cape & cowl last flashed across the silver screen & the anticipation is killing us. With his new toys and exceptional lead actors, Such as Maggie Gyllenhaal (as Rachel Dawes thanks to her we won’t see any Dawson’s Freak acting here), Heath Ledger (with his last extra ordinary performance as the Joker), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent/2-Face) action junkies and fan boys will get to Action in the old fashion way (with a lot of laughs). While the Dark Night crossing the line between Hero and Vigilante.
oh ahh… Thanks to Christopher Nolan for taking away those rubber nipples.. cheers!
Release Date: July 18, 2008
It’s been five years since we’ve seen this jelly-green guy in the big screen.
This time Bruce Banner is searching for the cure for his “anger management”, and I hope it will not take 45mins before I see Hulk coz in the previous movie I already ate up all the popcorn, done day dreaming Jennifer Connelly belly dancing in my tongue & went to the comfort room five times just to see a glimpse of Hulk and left me green. I’ve been reading some article that this next version is inspired by the Hulk TV series starring Lou Ferrigno from the 70’s, with the whole new cast and mood, even reinventing the origins of Hulk. And this time around we can finally see his monstrous adversary The Abomination and see the Hulk we ‘ve always wanted to see Grrrrhhh!! There are some rumors that Tony Starks is appearing in this movie… And I’ll bet my ridiculous government taxes Tony Starks will Appear.
In Theaters June 13 2008
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Source: Entertain Tonight/ComingSoon.net
We were not disappointed (well as expected), i really have to give credits to the Cast & Director Jon Favreau for sticking to the origins and Respecting the source materials of Iron man giving us fans how to start a summer with a blast. Why it works, Robert Downey Jr.really pull it off this time and only a few actors can do. His cocky & funny personality gave an Identity on Tony Starks, the chemistry of Tony & Pepper Pots played by Gweneth Paltrow (who by the way grew up with her brother reading Spider-man Comic books) gave the us an insight of there Romantic relationship and more satisfying rather than MJ & Peter Parker.
There were a little gripes that i noticed in the Movie, well i was really waiting for the Heavy metal riffs of Black Sabbath’s “Ironman” entrance, while Tony (using the Mark 1) blasting his way out of the cave. And oh the trailer… ahh well they spoiled mostly the best part of the movie.
And to the parent who wants to watch with there kids this weekends you might want to cover there eyes a few seconds right after the ambuse interview of Tony Starks, unless you want to see your 4 yr. old Sons & daughters; Starks pumping the Hot Reporter. Just pretend your getting some pop corn for a few sec.
There were also an introduction of characters to the sequel of the movie such as Nick Fury & War Machine. According to Entertainment Tonigh “Iron Man premiere and got a chance to speak to Viacom and CBS Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone and Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey who said that if the movie does as well as expected, the studio will be looking to release the sequel in 2010. Iron Man 2 could easily open on April 30, which is a Friday, essentially giving it almost a similar release date as the first film.” And be sure to stay after the credits…
Can’t get enough of IRONMAN? Check the Link above and see some awesome Behind the Scene concept Art Works (with Audio Sequence) by Visual Effect Art director at Industrial Light & Magic Aaron McBride.